A Partial Discography
Below is a sampling of the cover art for releases on which I've appeared. Links to songs, photos and videos are forthcoming!
Check this space for links to downloadable versions of individual songs and full albums.
Where Did the '90s Go?
It feels like yesterday that I packed my car and drove to Chapel Hill for the first time. As I compile these memories, I have a hard time believing that I've now lived in North Carolna for longer than I lived in New York. While I am no longer involved with a local band, my musical activities continue with various projects. Check back here for links to the full Grey Gardens Project release as well as other audio and video tracks from across my whole musical career.
A Musical Timeline 1992-2007
October 8, 1992
Leave NY, Arrive in North Carolina
Start band PSALAMI with my new North Carolina roommates.
Meet Sockboy and Gavin O’Hara
join Soccer! as bassist
record and tour with Soccer
Soccer releases 7” on Wee-knee records
Hey Hipster becomes a local favorite song with heavy airplay on WXDU and WXYC
Begin DJing at Duke University’s community radio station WXDU
Coolidge records releases Soccer’s full length CD
La Boheme II: Electric Boogaloo in June.
Join Frydaddys as bassist
Begin home recording of solo material
Join Red Star Belgrade as bassist
Perform at label showcase for Bloodshot Records in Chicago
Tour with Red Star Belgrade and record tracks for forthcoming album.
Begin working at Redeye Music Distribution and Yep Roc Records
Tour with Red Star Belgrade
Checkered Past records releases Red Star Belgrade CD
The Fractured Hymnal
Red Star Belgrade goes through personnel changes and I leave the band
I meet Jim Haverkamp through Red Star Belgrade’s current guitarist, Todd Bartlett Begin writing songs and ehearsing with Haverkamp and his partner Joyce Ventimiglia.
Holy Roman Empire (with Haverkamp and Ventimiglia) plays its first show at the Durham Arts Council.
I leave Redeye Distribution to begin working at Merge Records (where I work through the end of 2009)
With the addition of drummer Jason Klarl, Holy Roman Empire plays frequent local shows in the Triangle
Holy Roman Empire plays a live set on WXDU. This is one of the only instances the where the band’s music was caught on tape.
I Can’t Get That Evil Wiener Song Out of My Head head,is released. A tribute album to the beloved Chapel Hill band, it features Holy Roman Empire’s take on their song Maria. At Merge records 15th Anniversary celebration I perform at Carrboro's Cat's Cradle with the Treacherous Fops, an ad hoc backing band for Dan Bejar’s Destroyer
With the birth of Jim and Joyce’s daughter, Sofia, Holy Roman Empire disbands so the couple can focus on parenting.
I continue to work at Merge Records and begin collaborating with childhood friend and former bandmate John Keating on recordings of cover songs and annual Hootenannys
The Holy Roman Empire in 2003. Jim Haverkamp, Joyce Ventimiglia, Jason Klarl (seated) and Paul Cardillo.